Biographies of Our Partners

Our four principals all have extensive experience in corporate management in international contexts as well as deep familiarity with the process of buying and selling companies.  All are multi-lingual and have lived and worked outside of their native countries. A brief description of their backgrounds follows.

 

 

 

 

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John Adams (New York)

 

Mr. Adams is the President of ADAMS & ROYER, Inc in New York. He has been involved acquisition and divestiture assignments in many fields including telecommunications, aircraft equipment, computer software and process instruments.  He has raised capital for growing businesses in specialty chemicals, neuroscience diagnostics and Internet    marketing. He has a working command of both French and Spanish and is well versed in corporate law and business practices in USA, France, UK, Germany and Belgium. He co-founded Adams & Royer in 1985. Before that he managed several businesses in financial distress (in automotive, consumer electronics, and specialty retail ) and practiced corporate law in New York City. He belongs to the New York State Bar Association.  He is a graduate of Yale, Columbia Law School, and MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

 

(jadams @adamsroyer.com)

 

 

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Emmanuel Dury (Paris)

 

Emmanuel Dury has been a consulting engineer with Accenture, Laird (UK) and FMG (USA) and for 6 years the CEO in Scandinavia of Altran. He became a partner in Adams & Royer SA in 2007 where he is specialized in high technology (NTIC) and executive search. He has extensive knowledge about corporate business practices in France and  Scandinavia . He has a good command of written and spoken English and working knowledge of Swedish. He holds degrees in industrial engineering from Arts & Metiers ParisTech and in business administration from I.A.E. Paris.

 

(dury @adamsroyer.com)

 

 

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Hubert Gallet (Montréal)

He graduated as senior engineer from Arts & Metiers ParisTech and in business administration from I.E.P Paris.

 

He served as Credit officer at UBAF (Union de Banques Arabes et Françaises, Paris), then at Chase Manhattan Bank as Credit Manager at Abidjan, Paris, New-York. He later became an entrepreneur with Arcante (robotic handling) and the Label-Group (engineering and building of cellular telecom networks in France and internationally). He was a member of the board of Chase affiliates as well as of high-tech and mining exploration companies. As a Canadian citizen he lives in Montréal, and is currently president of Adams & Royer (Canada) S.A. He has full working practice in French and in English.

 

He is coordinator of ParisTech Alumni for Québec and Ontario.

He has been a City Councillor candidate for Montréal in 2009.

 

(gallet@adamsroyer.com)

 

 

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Patricia Pinotti Fontana (Sao Paulo)


Mrs Pinotti Fontana belongs to the Sao Paulo State Bar and is graduate of the Sao Paulo Law University. She has a good command of written and spoken English and French. Since 2009, she has been working to establish ADAMS & ROYER in Brazil.

 

(fontana @adamsroyer.com)

 

 

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Michel Royer (Paris)


Michel Royer is in charge of the Adams & Royer Organisation in Paris where where he specializes in advising companies in three sectors: industrial equipment, medical devices and BtoB services. He co-founded ADAMS & ROYER in 1985 and since then has been involved in some 50 national and international transactions. He has extensive knowledge about corporate business practices in France and throughout Europe and close ties with the French financial community. Prior to 1985 he was a consulting engineer with SEMA Group advising large European companies. After that he assisted several French companies doing business in the United States mainly in the industrial equipment, medical and contract engineering sectors. He has a good command of written and spoken English and holds degrees in industrial engineering from Arts & Metiers ParisTech and in business administration from I.A.E. Paris-Sorbonne. In october 2009, he was elected Chairman of the ParisTech Alumni's International Commission.

 

(royer @adamsroyer.com)